Thursday, June 14, 2012

PTU - Firecracker Forum Set


Firecracker Forum Set

 



 This tutorial was written by me on June 14, 2012, using my own ideas. Any resemblance to others is coincidental and accidental. This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of psp and is written in PSPX.
Please leave some love when downloading supplies. The artists/creators work hard to make/share their work with us, so let's be appreciative. Please use all correct copyright information and follow all TOU’s. Let’s give credit where credit is due. ??
As always, tutorials are only a guideline. If you don't have the exact supplies, use ones you have or ones you choose.




Supplies:

“American Beauty” tube by Elias Chatzoudis available at PTE – please do not use this same tube without the proper license
Southern Firecracker” PTU scrap kit by AmyMarie available at Artistic Reality Talent
Mask of choice – I used Becky_Mask009
Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow
Font of choice – Mine is Gilbert Regular
Firecracker” word art by me


To save time, I use the following abbreviations:
C/P = copy/paste
DS = drop shadow
FF = Flood Fill


This is a 3 part tut…

Part 1 – Tag


Open a 600x600 blank image in psp
Add new layer
Select all – C/P paper 012 into selection – select none
Open mask in psp
Layers – New Mask Layer – From Image – Choose your mask
Merge group
C/P the following elements and place as shown:
Sparkles2
Metalstars
Firework1
Firework2
Firework3
Cupcake1
Firecracker2
Firecracker3
Hat
C/P tube as new layer and position
C/P word art as new layer
Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow_with the following settings:



Ds all layers_0_0_100_10_Black
Add name – Gilbert Regular_72_#0000ff_no strokes
Convert to raster
Repeat Gradient Glow:



Add all correct copyright/license information
Save and Enjoy!!

Part 2 – Siggy


Open a 600x250 blank image
FF Black
With your tag you just made still open, position new blank image and the tag beside the layer palette
Highlight tag
Now, starting with the mask, drag each item from tag to new image by clicking on item in layer palette, then while holding down the button, move mouse to blank image and release
Item should now be on new image
Repeat for each item you want on siggy
Position as desired
Highlight black layer
Crop tool – Snap Crop Rectangle To - Layer Opague
Add 3 new layers to top of tag
FF each as follows:
Top: red
Middle: white
Bottom: blue
Back on red layer – select all – Selections – Modify – Contract – 2 - Delete
Highlight White layer - Contract by 2 – Delete
Highlight Blue layer - Contract by 2 – Delete
Select none
Merge red, white, blue layers together
Adjust – Add/Remove Noise – Add Noise – 46
DS all layers_0_0_100_10_Black
Add all correct copyright information
Add name – same steps as for tag

FOR ANIMATION:
Merge firework layers together
Adjust – Add/Remove Noise – Add Noise – 40
Copy merged
Animation Shop – paste as new image
Back to PSP
Undo once
Adjust – Add/Remove Noise – Add Noise – 43
Copy merged
Animation Shop – paste after frame
Back to PSP
Undo once
Adjust – Add/Remove Noise – Add Noise – 46
Copy merged
Animation Shop – paste after frame
Save and enjoy!!!

Part 3 - Avatar


New image 150x150 in psp
FF Black
Drag and drop the Fireworks onto this image and position to your liking
Crop tool – Snap Crop Rectangle To - Layer Opague
Add 3 new layers to top of tag
FF each as follows:
Top: red
Middle: white
Bottom: blue
Back on red layer – select all – Selections – Modify – Contract – 2 - Delete
Highlight White layer - Contract by 2 – Delete
Highlight Blue layer - Contract by 2 – Delete
Select none
Merge red, white, blue layers together
Adjust – Add/Remove Noise – Add Noise – 46
DS all layers_0_0_100_10_Black
Add first letter of name, stretching to fit
Add Gradient Glow
DS
ANIMATION:
Merge firework layers together
Adjust – Add/Remove Noise – Add Noise – 40
Copy merged
Animation Shop – paste as new image
Back to PSP
Undo once
Adjust – Add/Remove Noise – Add Noise – 43
Copy merged
Animation Shop – paste after frame
Back to PSP
Undo once
Adjust – Add/Remove Noise – Add Noise – 46
Copy merged
Animation Shop – paste after frame
Save and enjoy!!!








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